The Teddington Gardener

Waterperry Gardens – the Waterperry Obelisk, Alpine Garden, Virgin’s Walk, Plant Centre, a little shopping in the Gallery and a last look at the Delphiniums….

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The Waterperry Obelisk

Designed and carved by Simon Buchanan, the obelisk is the brainchild of the School of Economic Science who own Waterperry Gardens.

They commissioned the work so visitors have a greater understanding of the philosophical principles of the School by expressing a common aim of members.

The obelisk is similar to those of Egyptian style and incorporates an ancient prayer traditionally recited in Sanskrit and translated into English.

The structure also expresses a desire that peace should be everywhere in wording that reads:

‘All be happy. All be without disease. All creatures have well-being and none should be in misery of any sort’.

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Entrance to the Alpine Garden

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The Alpine Garden

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Looking out onto the Nursery Beds from the Alpine Garden

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Tea on the lawn….

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The Virgin’s Walk, a shady border – with Lunaria rediviva, Astrantia Claret, Hydrangea villosa, Cercis siliquastrum, Heuchera Palace Purple…

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and the shopping I mentioned….

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…. a vase I bought from the Gallery – by Simon Rich – zinc crystalline glaze on porcelain, 8″ tall. Utterly beautiful.

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http://www.simonrich-narberthpottery.co.uk/

http://www.waterperrygardens.co.uk/

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